EISTEDDFOD 2020 CANCELLED
The Management of the Tygerberg International Eisteddfod has taken note of the seriousness of the Covid-19 virus. We are pleased that it seems as if the ways in which our government is handling this matter are showing positive outcomes. We are, however, also grieved by the deaths that have already occurred and would like to add our sincerest condolences to those families and friends who have lost loved-ones.
As an eisteddfod we had to make a decision because our entries for this year have closed recently and we have already entered them into our system and checked them. We now have to do the timetabling. The roster then has to be drawn up, printed and distributed. Unfortunately, we do not have the luxury of time on our side to wait any longer.
We have therefore decided to cancel all categories of the eisteddfod this year. It has not been an easy decision and we feel sorry for those learners who will not have the opportunity to perform this year. We are also mindful that learners are currently sitting at home and many do not have access to school work and thus have the opportunity to stay on par with their school work. When schools reopen, the focus will have to be on the academics and we as an organization fully support that. We want all our learners to have a successful academic year and end their year successfully.